While the Oregon Ducks were making big news on the field and the recruiting trail over the weekend, their largest recruit was solidifying his commitment.
Offensive lineman Alex Redmond (Los Alamitos, Calif./Los Alamitos) was in town for his official visit and came away feeling even better about his future.
"It was absolutely amazing," Redmond said. "I had been there before, but this was on a whole new level."
Redmond cited the game atmosphere, the camaraderie inside the program and the food as highlights of the weekend.
"When I first got there, everyone was so nice and welcoming. We ate a bunch of food, and then we ate some more," said the 6-foot-5, 302-pound Redmond. "Before the game I took a nap, ate some more and then went to the game."
As far as the game, the three-star lineman said it was unlike anything he had ever seen or heard.
"I've heard all about it and seen it on TV," Redmond said. "But being there in person, I couldn't believe how crazy it was inside that place. Being on that field, under the lights, was a feeling I can't wait to experience again."
"They seem like great guys and real good players. It will be nice to play alongside them next year," Redmond said. "The twins [Tyrell Robinson and Tyree Robinson (San Diego, Calif./Lincoln)] were cool too and they seemed like they were eating it all up. I just saw that they committed too. That is huge because I know how much the coaches like them."
With the Ducks looking to add another one or two offensive line commits to the class, three-star Thomas Oser (North Hollywood, Calif./Harvard-Westlake) was also in Eugene this weekend. Redmond feels like the Ducks made a huge impression on the 6-foot-5, 275-pound Oser, who also plans to visit Stanford and Vanderbilt before making a decision.
"I know he still wants to visit those other schools, but I'm pretty sure he was blown away by what he saw this weekend," Redmond said. "He is a cool guy and I know he was having a good time all weekend. I think he'll be joining the rest of us next year, but you never know. Evan [Voeller], Doug [Brenner] and I would all be happy if he did choose to be a Duck. That would be a pretty good group."